Marcus Mariota’s Advanced Stage of Zone Reading

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Cliff Grassmick It was fun to watch Jeremiah Masoli get there, and when Darron Thomas got there — it helped to take us to the National Championship game.  I am referring to the Advanced Stage of Zone Reading that few quarterbacks rise to, as it has become evident to me in the last two games that Marcus Mariota has crossed …

Oregon’s Enhanced Straddled Triple Option Play

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Craig Strobeck My friends — I could not take two whole days after the game to make a video, thus for those who wish to learn, we still have the text and screenshot format below.  We DID add a new entertaining component in new GIFs of the plays described, to see it that much better.  Charles One of the fundamental …

The Good, the Bad & the Twist in the Oregon Offense

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Watch the video above or read about it below……. Surprises in the Oregon offense are fun for us, as fans, because they are delightful to discover, and they also allow us to ponder their future impact upon our beloved Ducks.  In this second game of 2013, we see three things of note: the return of a major play in the …

A New Fish Report Video Analysis: The Inadvertent Mid-Line Zone Read

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This is the first video analysis I have completed in over a year, and I am excited to be in front of the camera again! We will follow the conference rules for video usage while breaking down a very strange play from our game with Nicholls.  We will also take a look at some new shining stars on offense that …

Ducks Add the Long Ball: The Power of the Bubble Zone Read!

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There is a misconception in the pass game that the more wordy and complex the play call sounds, the more effective it is.  Generations of fans and coaches grew up on NFL Films and remember audio of long and seemingly never-ending play calls by legendary coaches.  These intricate sounding schemes allegedly created wide open receivers, yet this perception is quite …

TAKE AND GIVE: Oregon’s Bubble Zone Read Philosophy

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This is THE definitive analysis for understanding the Bubble Zone Read–a key component of the Oregon Offense.  For those who take the time to learn from this analysis, a massive number of questions will be answered in this keystone article.  This will be included in the Tutorial Series in the Directory.  My personal thanks to Coach Brian Flinn of Villanova …

PLAY FAST! How Oregon Wins 4th Down…

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No play calls are more scrutinized than those made on 4th down and this subject provides an interesting study for students of the Oregon Offense.  The decision to “Go For It” (and what type of play to run in that situation) often faces a head-on battle with conventional offensive wisdom.  Often this wisdom is overly conservative, unimaginative, and in direct …

Searching Old Ducks For A New TAZR

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Recently, I had a conversation regarding which former Ducks would excel in the current version of the Ducks offensive attack. It surprised me initially at just how quickly we could rattle off a handful of names and began discussing why each would or wouldn’t be a good fit. Deciding to write a few of these down, the list began as an attempt to identify which former Ducks …

The Oregon Classic: The Inside Zone Read

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It makes sense in our offseason to look again at the play that the entire Oregon offense is centered around, and the video that has been seen by so many coaches and fans worldwide over the last year and a half.  Has it been awhile?  Watch again and remember the fine points that make the Inside Zone Read so important to Oregon, …

The Oregon Game Plans: Kelly or Helfrich?

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You knew this discussion had to begin: who WAS primarily responsible for the game plan and play calling on the field?  I thought it critical because I developed a checklist of what we needed Chip’s replacement to be skilled at, and the only item on the list unresolved was GAME-PLANNING.  I have detailed the unique attacks that Oregon has unleashed …

Is Oregon Adding a Tight End Twist?

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We veterans of Oregon football are accustomed to the usual movements within the Inside and Outside Zone Read play and their blocking schemes.  Yet in the Fiesta Bowl we ran something unusual with our tight end…. a twist within our Zone Read plays?  How did it work and what were the results?  Will we see it again?  These are great …

Developing Offensive Linemen for the Zone Scheme

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When watching the Oregon Ducks execute their high octane run game it is easy to get caught up in the play-making ability of their skill players. Watching guys like Marcus Mariota and De’Anthony Thomas is exhilarating.  What some fail to realize is the success or failure of the run game hinges on the offense’s ability to control the line of …